RHA calls on members to take part in Net Zero Review

Hauliers and coach operators are being called on to take part in the government's review of Net Zero following the announcement of its terms of reference.

30th September 2022 8:55 AM

The consultation – which seeks views from all people – aims to compile views on how the UK can eliminate carbon emissions in a way that grows the economy

Rapid review

This is the first stage of the rapid three-month review, chaired by the former Energy Minister, Chris Skidmore, examining how the country’s legally-binding net zero 2050 target can be met while also maximising growth, increasing energy security and in a way that is affordable for consumers and businesses.

Topics include will include:

  • the opportunities and measures needed to support the transition to net zero, in a way that also supports economic growth and job creation;
  • the challenges and obstacles to decarbonising, for households and businesses;
  • what more can be done to support consumers and businesses to cut their emissions

The Call for Evidence can be accessed here.

Further details of the Net Zero Review are available here.

RHA View

Speaking about the review, Environment policy lead at the RHA, Chris Ashley, said: “During the transition, transport will remain an essential service. The effective movement of goods and people is vital to economic and social well-being – this applies whether we are dealing with a pandemic, cost-of-living crisis or the drive to achieve Net Zero.

“However, whilst the ambition is clear and the technological innovation needed to decarbonise is underway, sustainable implementation is not evident – in particular, how expensive new vehicle technologies can be phased in equitably. We therefore welcome the Net Zero Review commissioned by the new Prime Minister that will consider how the costs borne by businesses and consumers can be minimised.”